Facebook’s acquisition appetite was fed by gobbling up another management and development team, as Jeremy Barton and Rob Boyle, co-founders of universal reputation system Legit, have joined the social network.
Despite statistics showing that more college admissions officers, as well as hiring managers, check applicants’ Facebook pages, many teenagers are still lax about social media security, continuing to post content that is detrimental to their online reputation. Michael P. Grace, president and CEO of Virallock, spoke with AllFacebook about the mistakes that high school and college students are making on Facebook and how they can clean up their acts for a better future.
Social gaming technology provider Badgeville, which enables brand managers to reward their most engaged customers on social networks including Facebook with badges, added social influence scores from Klout to its mix.
Startup Reppler monitors Facebook with a view toward protecting your reputation.
Online social networks lend themselves to anonymity, but sometimes you just need to know if a person is really who they say they are. Purewire Trust offers a service that verifies the reputation of online users, breaking search tabs down into people, things and places. The purpose of Purewire Trust is to make the web a safer place for communication, and its recent support of Facebook Connect is the latest step Purewire Trust has taken down that path. Below is an interview with Purewire Trust CTO, Paul Judge, PhD.